The regimental standards would come in a variety of shapes and colours, but often bifurcated. The triangular regimental, red pennants were attached to a bamboo poles, which was surmounted by a glass globe or an inverted English decanter. The black cross was often used to symbolise the dynasty's artillery, which was operated predominately by Christians since its formation in the mid-18th Century.
These standards were made from foil wrapped around piano wire with a couple beads on top to represent the glass orbs or decanters.
In other news:
On Sunday 'Awdry Towers' received a visit from Mike 'The Dark Templar' Reynolds. Mike was undertaking a massive 657 mile and 35 hour road trip travelling to Plymouth and back to meet up with Joey Berry in a bid to promote the auction on her youtube channel. It was an absolute delight to finally meet the man behind the madness that has been, 'A Tale of 3 Painters' and to see the models together; the skill of both Mike and Andy is just superb and I can't express just how much I've learnt from both of them along the way. The auction goes live tomorrow night (Wednesday) and you can get up to date with the goodies bundle and other news by visiting Mike's site 'The Dark Templar'. Not forgetting, of course, to pay a visit to Andy's sensational, 'The Lair of the Breviks'.
Mike's meeting with Joey